Murdaugh Murders: Mandy Matney Launches Podcast

Journalist covering the Murdaugh story since 2019 announces new podcast.

Today, I am proud to announce the launch of a new podcast “The Murdaugh Murders,” which is created by me, Mandy Matney, and produced by my fiancé David Moses

I have been reporting on the Murdaugh family for the better part of the last two years — ever since the horrific 2019 boat crash that killed Mallory Beach

In fact, I have my job now at FITSNews partly because of my work in the aftermath of the boat crash (I’ll share those details another time).

It’s an all-consuming story that has changed me as a journalist. 

There are few people who know the ins and outs of this story like I do.

Reporting on this story is tough. 

You don’t know who to trust.

You don’t know who you can talk to.

And a lot of times, the rumors are just as crazy as the truth. 

The Murdaugh story is complex and twisted — it isn’t something national media can just parachute in on and get right. 

I want readers to hear this story through my own words in my own voice. 

Getting this story right matters to me. 

Finding answers to these murders and mysterious deaths matters to me. 

Being a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves — that matters to me.

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This podcast was a long time coming — and I couldn’t have done it without my fiancé David, who spent hours with me recording, editing and producing this podcast at our kitchen table and encouraging me to finally do this.

I could not have done this without him.

In the first episode “South Carolina’s Chappaquiddick,” I explain the deep, complicated history with the Murdaugh family, the ties to other mysterious deaths, and why this is a murder investigation like no other. 

We plan on launching new episodes every 1-2 weeks, depending on where the investigation goes. 

To listen to the podcast and subscribe (for free), visit:

Murdaugh Murders on Spotify

Murdaugh Murders on Apple Music

We will also post episodes on our YouTube Channel.

Click below for the full first episode of the Murdaugh Murders podcast.

Of course, for the latest updates in the case, keep checking back with us at

Thank you for listening.



Mandy Matney is the news director at FITSNews. She’s an investigative journalist from Kansas who has worked for newspapers in Missouri, Illinois, and South Carolina before making the switch to FITS. She currently lives on Hilton Head Island where she enjoys beach life. Mandy also hosts the Murdaugh Murders podcast. Want to contact Mandy? Send your tips to



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Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 10:43 pm

First podcast I’ve listened to in a long time and its excellent. Good coverage of this sad weird story. Straight forward, plain speaking yet articulate coverage of a story about money, historical privilege and evil. Well done. Looking forward to the next ones.

Maxine Jones March 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

I’m hooked. This is the best coverage of this crazy story I’ve found. Keep up the great work.


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